Instant Pot Sloppy Shredded Beef Sandwiches
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
The acidity from the tomatoes helps soften and tenderize the beef roast, and the sloppy joe sauce infuses it’s flavors into the meat as it cooks.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) sloppy joe sauce
  • 8 - hamburger buns**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Slice the onion(s) into half moons.
  2. Open and drain the diced tomatoes. Open the sloppy joe sauce.
  3. Place the beef roast into the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the sliced onions over the top, then pour the diced tomatoes and sloppy joe sauce over the top.
  4. Steam valve: Sealing.
  5. Cook on: Manual/High for 40 minutes.
  6. Release: Natural or Quick.
  7. Once finished cooking, shred the beef with 2 forks and mix into the sauce. Assemble sandwiches with hamburger buns and meat sauce.
  8. Prepare salad and fruit.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Sloppy Shredded Beef Sandwiches with salad and fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Slice 2 white onions into half moons.
  2. Open and drain 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Open 2 cans of sloppy joe sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the sliced onions
  • Half of the drained diced tomatoes
  • Half of the sloppy joe sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served on gluten-free bread.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Sloppy Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release. Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks.
Serve with salad and fruit.

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